Top stories in higher ed for Monday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
November 11, 2019
Jamie Merisotis
Photo: Ryan Johnson
'First-Gen' Proud: Campuses Are Celebrating an Overlooked Group. But Is That Enough?
Elissa Nadworny, NPR
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With T-shirts, pins, and posters, college campuses across the country are drawing attention to first-generation students. The next step, experts say, is to actually give those students the knowledge and support they need.

And that's where the Cardinal First program at North Central College excels. 

Jamie Merisotis
College Accreditation Rule Leaves Work Yet to Do
Jesse O'Connell, Medium
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The federal government’s long-awaited final new regulations for accrediting postsecondary institutions are out—and the results are mixed.

While the changes that will stem from these regulations are well-intentioned and aim to facilitate increased innovation in higher education, a likely result is the weakening of institutional oversight from states, accreditors, and the federal government.

Jamie Merisotis
For 30-Somethings, Stakes Are High Over Future of DACA
Astrid Galvan, Associated Press
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Karina Ruiz's life is deeply rooted in Phoenix. She has three children and two grandkids, a side gig selling houses, frantic days rushing kids off to school and activities, and a busy work schedule filled with meetings.

The 35-year-old knows that little of this would be possible without her enrollment in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments Tuesday on attempts to end DACA, the stakes are particularly high for the older generation of people enrolled in the program.  

Jamie Merisotis
Shared Governance Key to Becoming an 'Empowered University'
Education Dive
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Shared governance has traditionally been central to many universities, though leaders view it differently. Some institutions favor a top-down approach, while the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) embraces more collaboration and draws on it for information, deliberation, and collective leadership.

UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski III shares how his institution works to include staff, faculty, and students in decision-making.

Global Connections: Leveraging Virtual Exchanges in New York
Wayne Wheeler, Community College Daily
A Nail-Biter on Affirmative Action
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
Blog: Getting Serious About Equity in Dual Enrollment Programs
Amy Williams, Education Commission of the States
Opinion: Leave No Young Adult Behind
Anthony Parker, The Albany Herald
Infographic: Students Serving Our Country
American Association of Community Colleges
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